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By John Driscoll
Helena, Mont. 

Virtuous Ambition


January 25, 2018

Montana’s three political parties control access to the General Election ballot. Montanans can influence their parties by grassroots electing 3,186 precinct persons in 56 counties. In 2014 no one filed for 2,630, or 82 percent.  Of the 571 positions for which individuals filed, only 54 were contested.  That small number of names was seen on the ballot by neighbors.

Each county committee quorum of representative, equal to 50 percent or more of precinct positions, can be a valuable forum for discussing and addressing issues.  For those committees to reflect community sentiments upward, t...

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